Thursday, May 30, 2019

Day 3507: The stuff I learned this week

They say we learn something new everyday ...

I've learned that no matter how many times you rake the leaves, they just keep falling.
Best to just wait until the tree is bare.
I've learned a few things in the last seven days.  Little reminders that it's not all black and white in this thing we call life.  Perception and perspective is everything. 

I've learned that words of gratitude and sincere appreciation have more sparkle and are more valuable than diamonds.

I've learned that a doona day doesn't have to be unproductive.  You can wear your PJs and slippers, sit on the couch, watch TV and with a laptop on your lap you can still achieve the same amount of work you would have achieved getting dressed and sitting upright at your desk.  You just feel like you've had the day off.

I've learned there's always something to eat in our house even when we think the cupboard is bare.  Did you know that sprinkling weetbix on cauliflower au gratin works just as well as breadcrumbs?

I've learned that online friends are just as important and powerful as in-real-life friends.  Especially when it comes to motivating each other and picking each other up when we fall down.

I've learned that after years of being anti-dog-on-furniture it's kind of nice to let a dog sleep in your bed.

I've learned that with some people no matter how hard you try you'll never ever be able to do or say the right thing.  I also know that with a loving heart you can't say the wrong thing to the right people. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so many "right people".

I've learned that when you do things with good intentions, much thought and with a majority in mind, you can sleep easy.   You can't please all the people all of the time as some people just don't want to be pleased.  But with honour, integrity and love you can please those who matter most.

What have you learned this week?

Ready for the Lovin' Life Linky?

I'm off for another "Doona Day" of complete and utter productivity on the couch. 

Ps Thanks Debbish for being at the other end of Messenger. With your help I've now done 14 pages. 

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  1. Your doona days sound amazing. So true about online friends are just as important as real-life friends. Mine are such a great support!

  2. Yay to online friends, yay to doona days. As to what I've learnt this week? Actually, I haven't learnt it this week, I think its a truth universally known, but a good barista has a memory beyond any other mortal.

  3. Glad to hear you're surrounded by the right people and are having productive days.

  4. Glad you got the support you needed when you needed it. Glad you found what you needed to do when you needed to do it. As for the dogs, I grew up with Great Danes, and a strict no furniture rule - tho as they destroyed a wall (accidently by sitting down) and scratched a door to bits (on purpose) when Mum tried to lock him in the laundry on night, that may have been practical. Now we have a pocket poodle so she sits with us on the couch to watch tv and sleeps on one child's bed (therapy dog, I call it, rather than poor parenting...). And the love and cuddles from the pup are often the highlight of someone's day - and I imagine her's too. Here's to another week of small mercies. xx

  5. Yep, another vote for doona days!

    Glad you've got good people surrounding you.

    SSG xxx

  6. We all need a doona day, Leanne! We just have to not feel guilty and enjoy it. I actually think I have more online friends than IRL but they are all valuable and special to me. I've learned this week that health is more important than birthday parties. My grandson was 1 yesterday but his big brother as Influenza B so the birthday party needs to be postponed. Sure, disappointing but family and health are paramount to me. Have a lovely week and thanks for #lovinlifelinky

  7. Yay for Life Lessons. Thank you for those I too have learned much from. Yes to on-line friends. Supportive and "there" for the times we need them. I once heard that a 1/3 of people like us, 1/3 of people don't and the other 1/3 are indifferent...interesting right? This week, my lesson is that I am not done with therapy. I now realise I need to talk to a psychologist again since my 2 years of cancer marked a resurgence of emotions, including grief, so I look forward to that. Today, my special guest for Women of Courage is Megan Blandford who tells about reaching out after the birth of children when she was not doing well at all. Denyse x

  8. I'm with you re the online friends. And for me the main lesson is about NOT giving up hope. I tend to catastrophise a lot but a few things are looking up and so finally I'm trying to find the positives / silver lining rather than focusing too much on the negatives.

  9. I resigned from my job around six weeks ago, it's the first time in loooong time that I haven't had a job with no kids in the house all day. I am just starting to find the joys of dropping kids off in my pyjamas and staying in them all day! I am enjoying a cleanish house again and time to be creative and catch up in the garden.
    By the way cheese and onion potato chips is delish crushed up on top of tuna mornay instead of breadcrumbs!

  10. I think I could really use some doona days right now! This week I've learned that noone is harder on me than myself and I need to cut myself some slack, practice what I preach, and look after myself better. #TeamLovinLife

  11. Doona days are great. Sorry about your deck. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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